The Pakistan spot-fixing case

In September 2010 the ICC suspended three Pakistan players - Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt - on allegations of what was later defined as spot-fixing. They were alleged to have carried out specific on-field actions, including bowling no-balls at pre-determined times, during the Lord's Test against England on the instance of a bookie. The three were later handed long bans by the ICC before the matter moved to the British Crown courts, where all three were convicted and sentenced to spells of detention.

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

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PCB to tightly regulate Asif and Butt's return

The PCB is set to chalk out a rehabilitation programme for Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, as part of their reintegration into the cricketing community

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

The Asif enigma

Unlike other Pakistani cricketers who have strayed, he has not been at pains to show penitence

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

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Butt, Asif keen to return to cricket

Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, who will find themselves free of ICC sanctions from September 2, are keen to play in the forthcoming Pakistan domestic season under the auspices of the Pakistan Cricket Board

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Bazid: Trio's return would be unfair to the rest

Former Pakistan batsman Bazid Khan joins Gaurav Kalra to discuss the lifting of ICC sanctions on Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

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Butt faces battle to reduce ban

A difference of opinion within the PCB could lead to Salman Butt failing to complete his rehabilitation programme by the September 1 deadline and thereby having to serve his full ten-year ban on account of his role in spot-fixing

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

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I believe cricket suffered because of me - Amir

Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan fast bowler, always believed his second chance in cricket would come and that he has what it takes to make a strong comeback

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

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Amir set for return to cricket

Mohammad Amir, the banned fast bowler, could start playing competitive cricket as early as next month, with the ICC is set to approve his reintegration following a revised anti-corruption code

Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif look on

Pakistan should not welcome Amir back

The serene team culture cultivated by Misbah and his men shouldn't be allowed to be disrupted by a player with a tainted past